Cross Atlantic cooperation is what The Kills are all about. Lead singer Alison Mosshart is from the United States and guitarist Jamie Hince is from England. They got together when Alison heard Jamie practicing in the hotel room above hers. When the bands they were in broke up they began a long distance song writing partnership sending music back and forth to each other. Alison finally decided that waiting for music in the mail was not working and moved to England.
In a departure from the punk and rock music they previously produced, Mosshart and Hince began making a fusion of blues and garage rock that was incredibly minimalist. With their last album there was also a change of gears. The sound is more forceful and dirty, if you will. Plenty of guitar distortion and noise. The Kills released their fifth album, Ash and Ice, in June 2016.
This general admission show is part of Pop Montreal.
-Date: September 21, 2016
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $30.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.)
-Opening Act: L.A. Witch